Above are Nike’s ‘Ethiopian’ edition sneakers. Besides the red stitching there is really not too much Ethiopian going on here at all. They could easily pass as US, France, Norway, Luxemburg or even Yugoslavia editions, but Ethiopia? We’re still trying to figure out where the designers were going with these. Afterall, shouldn’t there be some red, gold, and green slapped on these, a Lion of Judah, Haile Selassie’s scepter, the Ark of the Covenant in Axum, something, anything, that has relevance to Ethiopia? Shit, even a small stylized UNICEF logo would have done the trick.
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